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Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 19

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:6 

Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.…Matthew 7:15-17 

Alan Merril Gottlieb  

Mr. Gottlieb is one of the more famous members of the secretive Council for National Policy, who rubbed shoulders with neo-con Trotskyites like William F. Buckley and was a member of cultist, Sun Myung Moon’s CAUSA. Much of the information in this article has been gleaned from “Alan Gottlieb: Merchant of Fear,” written in1995 by Jim Halpin and Paul de Armond.

Alan Gottlieb is the founder and Director of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise (990-2013) (CDFE), Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (990-2013), and the Executive Director of the Second Amendment Foundation (990-2013).

Gottlieb owns Merril Mail Marketing, Inc., a for-profit corporation, that is his direct response mail fund-raising business. He also controls The Service Bureau, Inc., a non-profit cooperative corporation that provides its members with services such as telephone fund-raising and accounting. The member organizations that can receive assets upon dissolution of the cooperative are: the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise; Second Amendment Foundation; Right to Keep and Bear Arms Political Victory Fund; Merril Associates; and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. This is how Gottlieb became a multi millionaire.

Early Life

Gottlieb enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 1966, when the Vietnam War and student protests were heating up. His mother believes the anti-war movement’s tactics shocked her son so much that it turned him into a conservative. “I think it was all the riots that were taking place on campus with the Vietnam War,” she said.

Although Alan disapproved of students protesting the Vietnam War, he was no more anxious than they were to get into it. “We kept him out of it,” says his mother. “Yeah, we got him into the National Guard.” His father, Seymour, said he, “didn’t exactly get him into the Guard, but you know, I worked for the government and a lot of sites had openings.”

Gottlieb graduated from the University of Tennessee in the summer of 1971, after a five year course, with a degree in nuclear engineering.

Alan joined the U. S. Army National Guard in 1968 and was assigned to a Nike-Hercules missile site on Long Island near Farmington. He served only one weekend a month and an annual two-week training period, so his tour impeded little on his other activities . Those activities included joining William F. Buckley’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a neo-conservative political organization that supported the Vietnam War. Alan joined the YAF at Buckley’s request in 1969 and organized support for a war he did not intend to fight in himself. He worked hard at it, too, and the very next year he was elected to the YAF’s national board. Remember, Buckley was CFR, CIA, and Skull and Bones. See part 3 of this series for information on Trotskyite, Buckley.

In 1971, Gottlieb was working as a press secretary for Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee. “It was a pretty boring position,” recalls Gottlieb, who was unhappy because, of all things, there wasn’t enough to do: “I had this guy who got 80 percent of the vote, and he says, ‘Alan, the less they know the better.’ Well, great, what am I supposed to do? — ‘Do whatever you want.’ So aside from instituting a lot of organizational things in his office, it was a lot of dumb things, like when anybody had a birthday, they got a birthday card from the Congressman.”

John (Jimmy) Duncan is my Congressman from Tennessee, and Gottlieb’s words about Duncan certainly seem to ring true. He gained the seat in 1988, when his father died suddenly. Duncan voted for NAFTA, and for Goals 2000, against his constituents wishes. He has supported our neo-con Governor, Bill Haslam, in his destruction of education in TN. Haslam is totally aligned with education czar Arne Duncan, and Obama’s education reform. Congressman Duncan also supported the re-election of neo-con Lamar Alexander. He has had challengers, but his war chest is huge, and he will not debate anyone.

In 1972, Young Americans for Freedom gave Gottlieb a bigger job, this time in Seattle. He was responsible for running the eleven-state region for YAF. He also directed the national office of an ad-hoc YAF group called the Students Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Gottlieb recalled,”…I saw there was a vacuum and a void, in the gun movement, there was the NRA and at the time, it was 1971, early 72, the NRA didn’t have a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. The NRA considered that lobbying was that you write an article in your magazine and that …would get… [the readers] all excited and [they would] write Congress. And congress never got such mail in their life and it was considered to be successful.”

Gottlieb’s CCRKBA

Guns then became an important part of Gottlieb’s political life. His Students Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms started to take up so much of his time that in 1973, Gottlieb was asked to split it from the YAF.

The parting between the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), and the Young Americans for Freedom was friendly, though Gottlieb did have to repay some funds to the YAF, since he had brought nothing to Seattle except a degree in nuclear engineering and a lot of organizing energy.

Gottlieb, as the sole incorporator, created the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the first of his three non-profit organizations, on January 30, 1974. The articles of incorporation show the purpose of the CCRKBA is:

To operate exclusively for the purpose of defending the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, to provide aid and information to people throughout the United States who may desire it to assist them in achieving and maintaining the realization of the goals of the organization.

In 1986, after a bitter lawsuit over Gottlieb’s management of the organization, this purpose was amended to read:

The corporation is to operate exclusively to defend human and civil rights secured by law, specifically the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

With the 1986 amendment of the articles of incorporation, the word “membership” was removed from the incorporation papers by Gottlieb’s board of directors. Other changes turned the CCRKBA into a corporation. What this means is that there are no members of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. It is simply a corporation that receives donations without extending any rights to participate in the operation of the corporation: a committee without members that asks for money and receives a lot of it.

Sun Myung Moon and CAUSA

In February 1983, Gottlieb got an all expense paid trip to Jamaica to attend a conference put on by CAUSA, Confederation of Associations for the Unification of the Societies of the Americas. Founded in Mexico City by Col. Bo Hi Pak (Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s chief lieutenant) and Kim Sang In, the former Korean Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Mexico City, CAUSA was the Rev. Moon’s multinational anti-communist and political organization. CAUSA served as the vehicle for Rev. Moon’s funding of the New Right, as well as for supporting the Reagan administration’s military build-up and its cause célèbre, the Nicaraguan contras. See part 15, Part 16, Part 17 and Part 18 for Moon’s vast infiltration of the right.

Tax Evasion Charges

In 1984 a federal grand jury indicted Gottlieb on two counts of filing false income tax returns and neglecting to pay $40,000 in taxes for 1977 and 1978. He eventually admitted to underpaying by $17,000. He was fined $5,000 and sentenced to 366 days in a minimum security jail in Spokane… he was released every morning to do work-release fund raising for the local YMCA. He served ten months, and is a convicted felon, who, according to federal law, cannot own a gun.

It’s ALL About Money 

Gottlieb’s CCRKBA’s is more about making money than protecting the second amendment.   Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, publicly ADMITS to crafting the Toomey-Manchin University Gun Registry and background check bill!

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) was run by Aaron Zelman until his death in 2010. In Backwoods Home Magazine, Claire Wolfe wrote an article hoping that JPFO would not merge with Gottlieb’s Second Amendment Foundation. Aaron Zelman despised Alan Gottlieb, and saw him as an opportunist who used scary mailings (more about them below) to turn SAF/CCRKBA into a fundraising factory. He saw Gottlieb as a person who needed and wanted “gun control” because that’s what kept the money and the publicity flowing. Zelman made this statement, “A housewife and a cat will both chase mice out of the kitchen. But the cat wants more mice to come back.” This is what Zelman thought of Gottlieb. Sadly, JPFO joined the Second Amendment Foundation. Link

Here is an example of how Gottlieb and Arnold use direct-mail fund raising letters to solicit donations. Both of these men are charter members of the Council for National Policy. In the article, “The Merchant of Fear,” the authors stated the following:

Nearly everybody gets direct-response mail, letters from charities, political campaigns, and all sorts of other causes, asking the recipient to mail back a donation. Often they appeal to one’s charitable instincts or sense of civic responsibility. This is not the tack that Alan Gottlieb takes. “The letters he composes,” says Outside magazine, “are not long on subtlety or literary polish, but they are extremely adept at pinpointing the recipients’ deepest anxieties and eliciting floods of righteous indignation.”

Gottlieb does not disagree. In Trashing the Economy, the 1993 book he and his co-author, Ron Arnold, who is Vice President of Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, write with startling frankness that:

“The message of the direct mail letter must appeal to three base emotions; Fear, Hate and Revenge..”

“”[The] fund raising mailer must present you with a crisis — a problem won’t do…That crisis must frighten you…If you are not frightened, you won’t send money..”

“Then the direct mail letter must present you with a bogeyman against whom to focus your anger..”

“Once you’ve been frightened and made to hate the bogeyman, the successful direct mail appeal must offer you a way to get revenge against the bogeyman — the payoff for your contribution. The more soul-satisfying the revenge, the better the letter pulls.”

All this must be dressed up in an appeal that appears to have a high moral tone, but which — without you realizing it — works on your lower emotions.”

Alan Gottlieb has done some excellent work for second amendment rights, and my husband used to love his weekly newspaper. However, it’s quite obvious Gottlieb’s goal is not in destroying anti-second amendment proponents, but making fountains of money with continuing and everlasting 2A assaults wherein Gottlieb can continually request donations to fight the enemy.

We’ll take a look at a few more of the more famous CNP members, and then include one of the membership lists made available on the internet. However, memberships are kept as secret as possible, so there may be many more involved than we know.


Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 3

If there is to be any future for America as an independent nation, somebody must tell the truth. That truth is painful to most Americans who have been silently reeducated over the last one hundred years. The Don Bell Report

As I mentioned in Part 2, the CNP still has CFR members on their membership lists today. It is populated by neo-con Trotskyites and corporate fascists, along with Dominionists/Reconstructionists, and cultists. There was a long and planned process of destroying old right Constitutional conservatism which has unfortunately succeeded. Here’s what happened:

Forty or fifty years ago or more, those who have become leaders in today’s Republican party drifted away from Trotskyism and began to identify themselves as democratic socialists. Still later, under the guise of neo-conservatives, Irving Kristol and William F. Buckley, who emasculated true old right conservatism, slithered into the Republican party as “moderates.” They stole the name of “conservative” and seized intellectual control of the true conservatives, as well as the entire Republican party. I strongly suggest the purchase of John McManus’s well documented and referenced book, William F. Buckley, Pied Piper for the Establishment. Buckley was CFR, CIA agent, Skull and Bonesman from Yale, as well as an invited guest to Bilderberger conferences. Link

We must not ignore Leon Trotsky. Trotsky, unlike Stalin and Lenin, favored the slow and patient imposition of Marxist socialism without murders and gulags, yet he had no problem murdering three million Russians. Trotsky wished for the people to “choose” Marxism, rather than having it forced upon them. Irving Kristol, father of Bilderberger, Bill Kristol, stated, “I regard myself as lucky to have been a young Trotskyite and I have not a single bitter memory.”

Dominionists/Reconstructionists desire a Christian theocracy to head the country, a return to old testament laws, (punishment for sin, i.e. stoning in the street for homosexuals, adulterers, etc.) and they believe Christ will not return until they have theocratized the world. Here is a more thorough definition.

As for cults, the main influence in the CNP was none other than Sun Myung Moon through the front group, American Freedom Coalition, headed by Dr. Robert Grant. The Church of Scientology is also a member of American Legislative Exchange Council. Link

In the late 70s, the view on the Right was that an organization such as the Council for National Policy was needed. It stemmed from their perception that the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) – closely identified with the Rockefeller family – was selling out American interests in the pursuit of a “left-wing foreign policy agenda.” This is true. However, these right wing groups, under the CNP umbrella, have been extremely helpful in promoting the exact same agenda. Go back and reread the statement in Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley in Part 1 of this series, and remember that statement is from 1966.

All the organizations within the CNP sent us fund raising letters promising to stop the abortion agenda, the homosexual agenda, the anti-gunners and everything else. They are tied to the Heritage Foundation in promoting great sounding rightwing principles, which failed to tell the core and truth of the Republic’s destruction. The grassroots people trusted these alleged Christian patriots, and sent them millions and millions of dollars. These groups all became wealthy, and grew exponentially. The grassroots middle class Christians and patriots became poor. Nothing changed. It is even worse today after 35 years of funding these groups.

The majority of these various groups claimed to be Christians, yet had a self righteous attitude towards those who had abortions or were homosexuals. Needless to say, their rhetoric didn’t win any converts, and why should it? They were busy pointing fingers and screaming “Sinner!” The love of Christ was not in their hearts or in their treatment of their fellow man.

So now, let’s take a look at two of the four top movers and shakers who founded the CNP. Please note this is just skimming the surface of their involvements.

Nelson Bunker Hunt


Hunt was a Texas Oil Man and silver manipulator and financial provider for fellow CNP member, Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ. He lost his fortune in the silver market, but has since regained it. Link Bunker also provided Wycliffe Bible Translators property in TX for a new international translation center.   Thy Will Be Done, by Colby and Dennett, documents the connections between Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Rockefeller family, and the CIA who carried out the genocide of indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin. As well, he funded CNP member Ed McAteer, “the Colgate-Palmolive salesman who was the organizing force behind the politicized Fundamentalist movement”…and who had the McAteer Roundtable years ago where these CNP members met to decide policy. McAteer was also on the Wycliffe Bible Translation board. Colby and Dennett also describe the vital role of Ed McAteer in bringing together wealthy liberal and conservative patrons to fund and direct the Wycliffe organization which, in the name of Christ, was assisting Nelson Rockefeller in the conquest of Latin America. Link Ed McAteer was also instrumental in the founding of CNP member, Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.

In 1951, Bunker Hunt and Wallace Johnson, founder of Holiday Inns, worked with and funded Bill Bright’s Campus Crusade for Christ donating $15.5 million. In 1967, Hunt formed the Christian World Liberation Front (CWLF) as a covert front for Campus Crusade, which split off and became a leading ministry in the Jesus People movement. He once organized a paramilitary force called “Americans Volunteer Group” which he intended to use as a “death squad” against political opponents. [Ominous Politics, Saloma 53; Roads to Dominion, Diamond 51-56, 250]

Recently, Wycliffe’s effort was to complete a new translation which eliminated both Father and Son from the Bible in order to be more appealing to Muslims. The outcry of the public apparently stopped this.

Pat Robertson


Robertson is a Southern Baptist and was active as an ordained minister with that denomination for many years, but holds to a charismatic theology not traditionally common among Southern Baptists. Pat holds a law degree from Yale, having turned to the ministry after he failed to pass the bar in New York State.

He is the founder of Christian Broadcasting Network, and stated in his book, Shout it From the Housetops, that he was led to Christ by Dutch Missionary Cornelius Vanderbreggen.

Vanderbreggen was present at the 1987 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention, and according to new age expert and attorney, Constance Cumbey, author of Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, Vanderbreggen was at the booth for Willis Carto‘s Liberty Lobby, the former publisher of the Spotlight Magazine. Vanderbreggen was actually doing seminars for Liberty Lobby about Israel and the Bible. Carto is also the co-founder of the Institute for Historical Review, considered the leader in Holocaust denial groups. Critics claim, and rightly so, that Carto and his organizations are anti-Semitic.

Connie was at the 1987 National Religious Broadcasters‘ Convention, where she saw Vanderbreggen at the Liberty Lobby booth. She immediately remembered reading Robertson’s book, and that Vanderbreggen was mentioned as having led Robertson to Christ. Vanderbreggen was sent to talk to Connie and dissuade her of the belief that the Institute for Historical Review was a holocaust denial group. Anyone who knows Constance Cumbey knows she documents everything and has a memory like a steel trap. Present with Connie, and witness to all this was none other than Joseph Carr, author of The Twisted Cross: The Occultic Religion of Hitler and the New Age Nazism of the Third Reich. I asked Connie if she thought Vanderbreggen was a dominionist because Robertson so often featured the leading Council for National Policy dominionists on his Christian Broadcasting Network program. She said she thought of him as more of a Nazi. Read Connie’s 5 part article at NWVs, entitled, The Family” and It’s Hijacking of Evangelicalism.

Pat also was the founder of Christian Coalition, headed by fellow CNP member, Ralph Reed, who was later disgraced for his involvement with another CNP member, Jack Abramoff. Jack was a D.C. lobbyist, who went to prison for the Indian lobbying scandal. Christian Coalition was famous for their voter guides, but there are countless incidents where lies or omissions were told about true Constitutional conservatives in order to elect the moderates or neo-conservatives instead.

In 1997, Robertson also sold his Family Channel for 1.9 billion to CFR member, Rupert Murdoch, which renamed it Fox Family. A condition of the sale was that the station would continue airing Robertson’s television program, The 700 Club, twice a day in perpetuity, regardless of any changes of ownership. The channel is now owned by Disney and run as “ABC Family.” Robertson worked for two years as financial analyst and management trainee at W.R. Grace Co., who employed émigré Nazis after WWII. Robertson was also godfather of the child of company president J. Peter Grace, who, as I stated in Part 2, was head of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta in the United States, and a key figure in the CIA’s Operation Paperclip to remove classified information from dossiers on Nazi war criminals. Grace was CFR as well as CNP on the initial membership roster, and was also on the board of CNP member, Willard Garvey’s International Conference on Privatizing Education. In 1984, between the establishment of Garvey’s National Center for Privatization and Reagan’s executive order to permanently establish low fees for public land grazing, Willard Garvey wrote a letter to President Reagan, dated April 6, 1984, which stated, in part, “Privatization is now an idea whose time has come.’ The knowledge, communication, and computer industry can make political representatives obsolete!” Link  This letter also included a brochure for the Heritage Foundation.

In 2008, Pat rushed to endorse pro-abort, pro homosexual, anti-gunner, Rudi Guilliani, and in 2012, endorsed Willard Mitt Romney.

In Part 4, we’ll look at Tim LaHaye and T. Cullen Davis as well as other powerful people within the Council for National Policy.